Professional Doctorate in Social Anthropology (MRes)

    Course Description

    Wouldn't it be interesting to study human societies to understand cultural life and social activities? This programme allows you to do just that in an ancient university dating back to 1495.

    As a social anthropologist you gain understanding in the cultural life of a wide range of social activities across communities and society. Many alumni have gone to work in a range of top universities in the world and in other organisations including governments and museums, and the programme allows you to take a range of skills with you to these organisations, public sector, third sector and to PhD level where you could lecture, research and publish your own findings.

    The MRes in Social Anthropology, Ethnology and Cultural History (SAnECH) is the principal gateway programme for carrying out doctoral-level anthropological research at the University of Aberdeen, as well as a stand-alone Masters programme in its own right. Combining taught skills courses with lively and innovative seminar forums for staff and students, this programme will allow you to develop both your research goals and the means to achieve them. The Anthropology group at Aberdeen provide world class research expertise that combines a genuinely global focus with an established track record of research on Scotland and the Circumpolar North.

    You study at the School of Social Science at University of Aberdeen. You may be interested in the following research centres:

    Courses listed for the programme

    Semester 1

    • Supervised Reading
    • Research in Social Anthropology 1
    • Research Skills in Anthropology

    Semester 2

    • Research in Social Anthropology 2
    • Research Design and Practice in Anthropology
    • Supervised Reading

    Semester 3

    • Dissertation in Social Anthropology

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    Why study at Aberdeen?

    • You are taught by staff who specialist in Anthropology from regions such as Canada, Central Asian Republics, Iceland and more
    • We support you throughout your studies
    • We have one of the highest research scores in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

    Where you study

    • University of Aberdeen
    • 12 Months Full Time or 24 Months Part Time
    • September start

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    Entry Requirements

    Upper second class honours degree in Social Anthropology, Cultural History, Ethnology or a closely related discipline.

    English Language Requirements

    Pre-Sessional English Language Support

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